Farm house in Delhi

DDA has reduced the minimum plot area for Farm House/LDRP from 2.5 acres to 1 acre; vide S.O.No – 1199(E), on 10th May, 2013.

The concept of Farm House – which was a mere outhouse in the field, has started in the 60’s. As the Farm Houses were very few in numbers, hence there was no need of formulating any clear cut building guidelines. In the 70’s and 80’s land was an investment avenue which was seen by the growing urban. Slowly, with the passage of time, in the late 80’s till 2000, a trend came in South Delhi with which, Farm Houses gained a new recognition of being the First Homes. This trend resulted in firming up the land prices from mere lakhs to crores. Educated and rich class was fascinated by this concept of Country Homes and hence, started preferring Farm Houses. Earlier only 100 sq. meters was allowed on a 2.5acre plot, which was unsatisfactory for the Farm House lovers and they found it to be irrelevant. Build up areas was continually increasing. The current estimates in most of the dwelling units are approximately 5,000 to 30,000 sq. ft.

Now, the government (Ministry of Urban Development) has taken a pragmatic and practical step to revise the Farm House/Country Homes policy.

With the new notification, the earlier term Farm House (a dwelling house on farm) has been now termed as Low Density Residential Plots. As per the new policy the existing Farm Houses in the urban extension would be regularized. The new Low Density Residential Plots are to be permitted only in the defined villages under the green belt and the Low Density Residential Areas defined in the Urban Extension.

The below mentioned table provides a clean and clear concept:-





Farm House (a dwelling house on farm) Low Density Residential Plots (existing Farm Houses in urban extension regularized as per Policy and new Low Residential Plots to be permitted in the Green Belt and in the LDRA in the Urban Extension)

Plot Area

1.0 ha and above but less than 2.0 ha,

2.0 ha & above

0.4 hectare

Maximum Floor Area (FAR)

FAR – 100 sq.mtrs,

FAR – 150 sq.mtrs,

  • Till 20(without any changes),
  • Above 20 till 30 (with additional charges to be notified by the competent authority)
  • For plots more than 1 acre, the portion remaining (if any) after plot subdivision will get the benefit of FAR on prorated basis.


Maximum Height

Max Height – 6m (Single Storey)

Max Height – 6m (Single Storey)

  • 12 meters
  • In the front there should be a 6 meters of minimum width of continuous road
  • Min Green Area – 50%
  • Dwelling Units permitted –
  1. number of units to be restricted by the FAR permissible,
  2. EWS unit of 60 sq. meter/acre in addition to permitted FAR.



23 villages have been declared as the Low Density Residential Area (LDRA) in Urban Extension by the Ministry of Urban Development; vide S.O.No – 1744(E), on 18th June, 2013.

How LDRA (Low Density Residential Area) is defined / why is LDRA?

The majority of Farm House in the urban extension areas is located in lands where ground water has already been severely depleted or close to such depletion. Further, the intensification of residential density and heavy additional load on civic infrastructure such as Drainage, water supply, Parking and Sewerage etc. is highly undesirable in such areas from environmental considerations. Therefore, the villages containing existing Farm Houses clusters are notified as “Low Density Residential Area.”

Low Density Residential Plots are also allowed in the villages falling in the Green Belt.

As per the Zonal Development Plan – 2021, list of villages in the Green Belt where Low Density Residential Plots are permitted are:-

Sl. No

Planning Zone

Name of Villages


Zone G

  • Bijwasan (Part)
  • Kapashera
  • Salahpur


Zone  J

  • Rajokri (Part)


Zone K-II

  • Bamnoli (Part)
  • Bijwasan (Part)


Zone L

  • Badusaria
  • Bakargarh
  • Deorala
  • Dhansa
  • Ghalibpur
  • Ghumanhera
  • Isapur
  • Jainpur
  • JharodaKalan (Part)
  • Jhatikara
  • Kair
  • Kanganheri
  • Mitraon (Part)
  • MundhelaKalan
  • MundhelaKhurd
  • Nanakheri
  • Raghopur
  • Rauta
  • Shikarpur
  • Surekhpur (Part)
  • TikriKalan (Part)


Zone P-I

  • Bakaner
  • Ghoga
  • Lampur
  • Mamurpur


Zone P-II

  • Hamidpur
  • Jhangola
  • Palla
  • Singhu
  • Tajpurkalan


Zone N

  • Auchandi
  • Mungeshpur
  • Qutabgarh
  • Khor Punjab
  • Chatesar
  • Jaunti
  • GarhiRindhala
  • Nizampur-Rashidpur
  • TikriKalan (Part)
  • Hareoli


Zone E

  • Mandoli


The Delhi Master Plan (MPD) 2021 is promising to be the biggest investment opportunity for the next 2 decades in India. MPD 2021 has foreseen the vision to reality and hence the One Acre Farm House/ Country Homes serve as a new start.


 Delhi unlocks land for Country Homes/ Low Density Residential Plots


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Anil Bhardwaj

June 6, 2018 at 10:46 am

Country home policy any latest news 2018.


May 29, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Hi Team is there any update to the LDRA Plan for Delhi Farmhouses?
Also earlier they were talking about CLU Payment (change of land use ) to convert Farm land into Country homes, is there any update on that also?

Anil Bhardwaj

May 20, 2018 at 10:43 am

Country home policy passing date 2018 hogi ya or

Anil Bhardwaj

May 20, 2018 at 10:41 am

Country home policy pass or not in future2018.

Rajeev ahuja

February 10, 2016 at 6:08 pm

I have a agriculture land in Shanti KUNJ, Near Vasant kunj appox. 1550 Sq yds, i would like to change my land use ..agriculture to residential, want to know conversion charges rates for MCD.


February 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Is Sector 27 Dwarka, right after the railway like part of the Bijwasan (Part) under this scheme?


November 13, 2015 at 3:52 pm

thanks for valuable text & comments.


November 13, 2015 at 9:57 am

Is it true that country homes will be allowed only in the 2 km. perimeter of the Delhi border.
Is Kishaegarh village(adjoining Vasan Kunj)area applicable for country home.
Can you or which government authority can give these details


November 5, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Wanted to know if the land in Kishangarh Village adjoining Vasant Kunj will be applicable for conversion to country home from 2.5 acre to 1 acre or land pooling policy or will remain as it is. Can someone guide on this.
Also can anyone be contacted in your org for more details……if you could give someones ph. no. or address

Sanjeev sehrawat

September 10, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Please tell me if Baktawarpur village in green belt or LDRA zone or it is in R-zone.


    September 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Village Baktawarpur is in green belt

      Sachin Chauhan

      October 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Village Bakthawarpur is in R zone according to master plan. only Singhu, Hamidpur, Palla, Tajpur and Jhangola are in green belt. One more thing, green belt aand LDRA is same thing as LDRA is permitted in green belt

Gurmeet Chhabra

June 18, 2015 at 10:58 pm

what do you mean by minimum 6meters continuous road in front . Does this mean that the road should be 6meter wide in front of only our land .


    July 21, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Mr Gurmeet,
    As per the Gazette, the Farm house must abet 6 Metre wide road inorder to be eligible for having one acre land. incase the road isint 6 M then the land parcel shall remain at 2.5 acres and one acre (LDRA) policy shall not apply.

    Thank you


June 17, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Ceres Team. / Mr Menon/ Mr Dabas
Are there no updates on the LDRA conversion charges. this aspect of the LDRA seems to be in a Limbo. We own a peice of Land in Mehrauli, and apparenlty after the LDRA came in affect and being gazetted , Govt/DDA said they would levy a charge upon which the land would be LDRA. however no updates. Does anyone have any information on this?
Thank you

    Ajay Dabas

    June 18, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    We are a private organization, hence cannot comment conclusively about changes / proposed changes in the policy on behalf of the government agencies.

    Recent notifications may kindly be verified from the authorities


      June 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you Sir, i was wondering if there is any news of the LDRA etc. my question was towards the government udpates rather than any expert opinion.
      Thank you for your time.

Shridatt Sharma

May 15, 2015 at 4:16 am

Pls let me know any body got permission to make 1 Acre Farmhouse?


    May 20, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    The One acre farm has already been sanctioned as per the Gazette, however the issue is still stayed with government on the fee for land conversion. there are many farm house owners who are awaiting the gazette on conversion fee. Currently some of the South Delhi farm house owners are writing letters to LG on the Land conversion and the water facilities.
    If you belong to an Farm house association ensure to tag with them and start communicating to the authorities on clarity. the new government is very silent, and needs to be reminded!

Shridatt Sharma

May 11, 2015 at 3:32 am

I have been told that you require 2.5 Acreland for Farm House. There is no valid notification from DDA allowing 1 Acre farm house, same as there is no operational notification of LAND POOLING?

    Ramesh Menon

    May 11, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    There are valid notifications & other documents to that effect. In fact, the recent Delhi buinding byelaws also have reference to the 1 acre farm house / LDRP policy of Delhi


May 10, 2015 at 8:58 pm

Your website is very informative. I have some land on the main road in Kapashera. Could you please tell me which zone it falls under and what is its defined usage.
Also kindly mail me the name and number of your contact person. Thanks

    Ramesh Menon

    May 11, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    You could speak to Ajay Dabas on 9810950411 please


May 10, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Hello there
has there any update on the LDRA conversion charges? im unsure about it, previously the government had released notification of INR 25 laks / acre to convert farm house to LDRA, however there has been no updates. the conversion charges were later scrapped in Dec 2015!

Are there any updates, Arguments against this!



May 10, 2015 at 2:40 pm

AS per an earlier version of the gazette where the LDRA villages were named, one of them being Jaunapur (Jonapur) on Sultanpur mandi road (towards Gurgaon), this has not been added to the list mentioned over here on this website under Zone J. can someone please comment as to why Jaunapur is not listed?

thank you


April 7, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Can anyone pls advise, if Wazirabad, Delhi can be an option to build a villa for residential purpose, if yes, can anyone pls advise me to buy that piece of land. I am ready to invest upto 1CR.


    July 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Please call on 9015-330-330

Abhi­manyu Dahiya

February 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for summarizing MUD’s notification. This article was helpful in clearly understanding the changes that have been made. Are there any recent changes/modifications in the notification besides the conversion charges and charges for additional construction?


October 10, 2013 at 2:19 am

what will be one acre farm house cost, and taxes to be paid in the specified areas as above listed


    September 8, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    It depends on the villages that you seek to buy / Build your dwelling unit / Farm house.


October 10, 2013 at 2:16 am

what will be minimum value for one acre farm in low density area as indicated

Rishi Maheshwari

September 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Finally, something is out. I have been waiting for this 1 acre farm policy and the bye laws. Now that they are out, I will apply for my Low Density Residential Plot and construct my long-awaited dream villa there.


September 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Dear Mr. Chauhan,

Yes, we can. You could contact us with the details of the land, and our advisory team can assist you in the planning & execution.

Raj kumar Chauhan

September 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm

what is the significance of the notification in newspapers today? Does this mean that license to buld farms are being given on 1 acre? How do I apply then? Can your organization handle the whole thing as consultants? If yes, please reply in confidence to

K Moolchandani

September 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm

It’s unbelievable that some of the premium apartments in Gurgaon or even the builder floors of South Delhi run into crores (even post correction) & with this policy being approved, one can buy an ACRE of land & have his own farmhouse. I did my research, & if we speak in terms of psf, the former would be anywhere from 15k-20k psf whereas the ongoing quoted price for 1 ACRE of farm land would be mere 500-700 psf.. I think there’s a huge opportunity for arbitrage here & I know of fund movements to the latter.. Anyways, I bought mine some time back & now I’m awaiting the bye-laws for construction.. I will live grand & enjoy my acre of Land… 😉

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